It’s been a wild time for annual passes lately.
Yesterday, April 20th, all Disney World Annual Passes went back on sale and it was…well, a bit of a mess. For over a year, three out of the four pass types were unavailable for new purchases, so tons of people were looking to get their hands on one yesterday. The website struggled to handle all of the demand, and some people had to wait HOURS in the online queue before they could buy a pass. Eventually, Disney paused the process overnight — but sales resumed this morning. And we were shocked to see the changes.
When Pass sales resumed yesterday, guests trying to buy one had to enter the online queue. While some were lucky and got a wait time of 30 minutes or less, a lot of folks were quoted at more than an hour — and some waited upwards of seven hours (or more) before they had a chance to buy one. The phone lines weren’t any better either — after over a hundred phone calls to the Annual Pass line, we still weren’t able to get through to Disney that way at all.
This morning, when pass sales resumed after being temporarily paused overnight, things looked very different. Multiple people on our team got an initial wait time of around 10 minutes. What a change!
The site didn’t seem to be struggling this morning at all, so if you couldn’t grab one yesterday — today might be your day! Disney did still make sure to state the warning that passes could become unavailable today, so make sure you head over to the site soon if you are hoping to get one.
No pass tiers have sold out yet, but we’ll keep you updated as things progress. Stay tuned to DFB for more!
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